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VWDelboy 27-01-2018 11:58 PM

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Hi All, 60+ and building a trike. I am looking advice regarding fitting mudguards to my vw trike. The mudguards are fibreglass. If anyone has drawings/plan for fitting the mudguards or can give me any advice on how to fit them I would be most grateful.

Friar Tuck 28-01-2018 05:24 AM

Welcome to the forum, and Nice of you join us VWDelboy, there a few of us that can help you out, although my imput would probably jeopardise the the roadworthyness of your project! Pleas fill out the user CP up on the left hand side there and tell us abit more about yourself, like where you from, what job you do, what you ride etc...it's coz we like to get to know our fellow idiots and also coz we is nosey like that......

Tricky-Dicky 28-01-2018 10:57 AM

Hello and welcome, if you could post pics of the parts and where you want to fit, we could probably advise on the best way to go about it.:)

VWDelboy 28-01-2018 10:33 PM

Hi guys,
And thanks for the prompt reply. My trike is an unfinished (not half started) vw trike I bought which required a lot of work. I still have to fit the mudguards, find and fit a fuel tank and carry out a complete re-wire. I have just bought a custom loom. I need info on now to fit the mudguards so that they will be legal. I am also looking for a cylindrical fuel tank with a capacity of at least seven gallons. I would be grateful for any help or advice you can offer and if you can supply plans or parts I of course will be only too willing to pay the cost. I will post some photos within a day or so.
I really want to finish the trike and would love to be road legal before the end of the year. Many thanks.

Friar Tuck 29-01-2018 05:42 AM

Howabout converting an old ali beer barrel, not a new idea but you did want a round tank....

HOS 29-01-2018 02:43 PM

7 imperial gallons is just under 32 litres which is more than just about any motorcycle.
Metal jerry cans don't come that big unless anyone knows otherwise?
How about a custom made polished stainless tank?

I know virtually sfa about trikes but I will help out anyway if I can.
Welcome to 100% forum !!

VWDelboy 29-01-2018 05:29 PM

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Hi All,
Friar Tuck, here are the photos of the trike. Hope these give you a clear view of the problem.

HOS, I'm interested in a custom made polished stainless tank. can you give me a bit more information.

I cant seem to send multiple images so sending one at a time.

Cheers.Attachment 17155

VWDelboy 29-01-2018 05:31 PM

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Can you advise how to make images smaller. Attachment 17156

VWDelboy 29-01-2018 05:34 PM

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Here are a few more. Attachment 17157

VWDelboy 29-01-2018 05:36 PM

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If other angles needed let me know Attachment 17158

VWDelboy 29-01-2018 05:38 PM

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Attachment 17159 hope these help.

HOS 29-01-2018 05:40 PM

OK Ill have a looksee in the bike and car building mags.
I've got a piece of software at home with a monthly fee and gives access to over 5000 monthly mags. :D
First of all I'll check with a company I know up at Silverstone race track.
That looks like a possible fuel tank location behind the back seats?

VWDelboy 29-01-2018 05:42 PM

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Attachment 17160 The last one for now.

VWDelboy 29-01-2018 05:45 PM

Cheers HOS, I really appreciate all you guys helping out.

HOS 29-01-2018 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by VWDelboy (Post 666275)
Cheers HOS, I really appreciate all you guys helping out.

I'm thinking if you can get one off-the-shelf it might be cheaper than having a bespoke item made.

VWDelboy 29-01-2018 06:50 PM

Off the shelf is fine. Off the shelf and not too expensive.

Tricky-Dicky 29-01-2018 07:43 PM

On the mudguard subject, it all depends on what you want, do you want them close fitting? in which case you're going the have to fabricate a bracket that bolts to the hub carrier or even the brake plate, and from what I can see there is not much room.

strima 29-01-2018 08:29 PM

What about an old propane tank for your fuel? Even a couple of old fire extinguishers?

HOS 29-01-2018 08:58 PM

Petrol tanks on eBay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-GALLON...9uAkq-4UdgYM9Q

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-GALLON-....c100005.m1851

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-Gallon...UAAOSwRJ9Xg8ez

HOS 29-01-2018 09:07 PM

Universal petrol tanks:
http://www.alloyracingfabrications.c...&product_id=51

More universal tanks:
http://www.obpltd.com/index.php?_rou...cts/Fuel-Tanks

Universal:
http://www.sm-engineering.co.uk/aluminum-products/

There are more choices/results using the search term "Universal petrol tanks" online. I just pulled out a few examples.

VWDelboy 29-01-2018 10:43 PM

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Thanks to everyone for their input. This is the mudguard that I have to work with. Don't really mind if they are close fitting or not. If I had an idea of a bracket to hold a frame which in turn supports the mudguard I know I can make it myself.
Cheers HOS for all the links.Attachment 17161

Friar Tuck 30-01-2018 06:58 AM

Shouldn't be to hard to make some brackets up for them. Even me could bend up a bit of metal strip, drill a few holes and fix with some mudguard boltd, (try and look for some stainless steel ones though, won't rust) then fixing to the frame should'nt be too hard either! remember to drill and fix brackets and then remove to allow painting of the guards, then refix brackets. I know it's traching to suck eggs but its the sort of thing I've done in the past, just to get back on the road quick!

VWDelboy 30-01-2018 04:50 PM

Many thanks Friar Tuck, will do. Will let you see how it goes (hopefully). Might get at it one day next week.

Cheers everyone.

Friar Tuck 31-01-2018 05:20 AM

Good man!....

Strider 31-01-2018 08:12 AM

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OK Ill have a looksee in the bike and car building mags.
I've got a piece of software at home with a monthly fee and gives access to over 5000 monthly mags. :D
First of all I'll check with a company I know up at Silverstone race track.
That looks like a possible fuel tank location behind the back seats?

I know bugger all about trikes too, but wouldn't a fuel tank at the back be even more weight seeing as the engine is there, a fuel tank on the front would balance it out more???

As well as looking a bit more asthetic

HOS 31-01-2018 09:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Strider (Post 666324)
I know bugger all about trikes too, but wouldn't a fuel tank at the back be even more weight seeing as the engine is there, a fuel tank on the front would balance it out more???

As well as looking a bit more asthetic

Fair point about the fuel tank location.
But yeah it could go forward of the back seats.
A tubular tank in polished metal would nestle in the frame quite nicely.
It requires an engineered solution. Would also need an electric fuel pump of some kind.

Aesthetics on a trike? Tbh I haven't got a clue. :o

VWDelboy 31-01-2018 04:41 PM

Hi all
The front tank is a Harley softtail fatboy. Planning to house the electrics in it. As HOS has suggested I am fitting the fuel tank behind the seats just above the gearbox. Still have to fit both clutch and brake master cylinders, brake lines and the foot boards. Lots of work ahead.

VWDelboy 31-01-2018 04:46 PM

Can anyone explain why I keep getting logged out of the forum every five minutes or so? Had to type my last post twice as was logged out automatically just as I was about to submit reply. Cheers.

Friar Tuck 01-02-2018 05:43 AM

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Can anyone explain why I keep getting logged out of the forum every five minutes or so? Had to type my last post twice as was logged out automatically just as I was about to submit reply. Cheers.

I got "volunteered" as the moderator a couple of years ago. I know how to ban peeps and that's it! So absolutely no idea! Maybe if you look in your account and see what preferences you've turned on or off may help?

I'll try and get Huw on to it for you. although he doesn't come on here a lot these days....I'll see if I can give him a nudge on FB!....

Tricky-Dicky 01-02-2018 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by VWDelboy (Post 666333)
Can anyone explain why I keep getting logged out of the forum every five minutes or so? Had to type my last post twice as was logged out automatically just as I was about to submit reply. Cheers.

When you log in there should be a box coming up with the option to stay logged in, tick this and you shouldn't have any further problems... I'm a mod on another forum, so if it's not that I'll have a look and see if anything else rather a registration fault.:)


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